You overrate my knowledge in this area....
Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on September 15, 1998 at 05:09:15:
In response to thin again, written by P. Bingham on September 15, 1998 at 00:51:17
But I thought that the flattish-chested boyish look was in favor in the 1920's (not the Edwardian period), and that it was achieved with undergarments which didn't very closely resemble the "classic" Victorian corsets of the 1890's or whatever.
As for the Regency, my impression is that the ideal was certainly "slim", but that it wasn't necessarily entirely "thin" in the same sense that the waifish/anorexic fashion models of the last 25 years are now considered the epitome of attractive thinness by the undiscriminating. (I think that these models might have been considered too tall in proportion to their weight or general figure in the regency...)
- not too thin... P. Bingham 15:06:05 9/15/98 (0)
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